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The National Parks: America's Best Idea

Filmed over the course of more than six years at some of nature's most spectacular locales, the film is a story of people from every conceivable background—rich and poor, soldiers and scientists, natives and newcomers—who were willing to devote themselves to saving some precious portion of the land they loved and in doing so reminded their fellow citizens of the full meaning of democracy.

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Specials

A Navajo family balances modern life with the traditional "Navajo Way," teaching their...
Explore efforts to bring inner city kids into the parks, often for their first encounters...
Find out about the work of ranger Shelton Johnson and his rediscovery of the story of the...
Discover the new interpretive program at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, spearheaded by...
Take a look at the interconnected stories of Japanese internment during World War II, Sue...
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is a thriving hub for the city's Latino...
The story of an idea as American as the Declaration of Independence and just as radical.